Why is PCD recommended for machining wood?
As explained earlier, polycrystalline diamond (PCD) is an extremely resistant, high performance synthetic material. Owing to its hardness, resistance to abrasion, heat conductibility, and many other exceptional properties, PCD is widely used in many industries, including the furniture sector where it is used for machining chipboard, laminated materials, MDF, HDF, PVC and CORIAN.
As the global population grows, consumption of wooden materials is increasing considerably.
The application of PCD to the wood machining industry has both benefited the industry and extended the range of PCD applications.
Several studies have demonstrated that the excellent cutting performance of PCD tools will result in an increasingly broader range of applications in the wood machining industry over the course of the 21st century.
Today’s technologies and wood machining operations require precision and durability, which has led to a rise in popularity for polycrystalline diamond tools in recent years.
PCD cutting tools offer utmost precision in achieving the highest finishing standards for the end product, and their wear resistance guarantees a longer cutting lifetime compared to traditional tools with cutting edges in tungsten carbide, since they reduce production costs to a minimum and optimise performance and quality.
The advantages of polycrystalline diamond tools
The inherent properties of PCD and the data that emerge from the application of PCD tools on non-ferrous materials have shown an increase in production quality and efficiency, and therefore in performance.
PCD tools are being used more and more in high-volume wood-compound machining given their superior lifetime and the cost savings generated by reducing machinery downtime when tools are changed.
What are the main advantages of using PCD tools?